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October Baking/Cooking/Crafting Thread

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Show us all what you're making/cooking/doing this month! Extra points if it's Halloween-y!!! 


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  • I'm dying to make this for Rosie!!! (Except MH and I just committed to less "frivolous" spending aka trips to Michael's for me and scratch tickets for him :#

    https://www.masondixonknitting.com/big-woof/ 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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    bluetickgalmindyb2019emeraldduchess
  • @mvt2003 omg but that's sooooo cute though!!!!

    I have an itching to make a craft so badly!! I really want to make a wine cork wreath, but I'm still waiting for our cork pile to fill up again.

    I also have to make cupcakes for my great uncle's 90th surprise party on Saturday and I'm not sure what to make... I love baking and it's been a while, so I want it to be something good!  Thoughts?  Something that would be good for kids but also the adults!  Champagne cupcakes are my FAVORITE to make, but I don't usually make them for children  :D

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       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

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    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
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  • @kpearse99 Sounds like someone needs to drink more wine.... ;) 

    I love Cake by Courtney's recipes https://cakebycourtney.com/ She has a great instagram with fun cake videos! (Also, she has a Tip Tuesday about how to turn her cakes into cupcakes full of great ideas!) 

    I've personally made both her biscoff and churro cakes and both have gotten rave reviews! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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    kpearse99bluetickgal
  • I made our Christmas wreaths & really want to make a fall & spring one as well. Maybe I'll go get stuff to do the fall one tomorrow on my day off..hmmm
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  • @mvt2003 mmmm a churro cake sounds incredible!!!  I think I'm going to make vanilla cupcakes, with a sprinkle surprise center, and strawberry buttercream icing!

    Also - the amount of wine we drink is insane... I'll have enough corks in no time!

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    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    Onto IUI #2...

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  • @kpearse99 I feel like a ton of wines are screw tops now, so my wine cork collecting has slowed down! :D I love the idea of a sprinkle surprise center!!! 
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    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

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    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

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    mvt2003
  • @kpearse99 sallysbakingaddiction.com has amazing recipes! The vanilla buttercream frosting is amazing. Her blog is my go-to when I need baked goods. I think I am going to attempt the chocolate mousse cake for Christmas dessert this year!

    @inthewoods23 that alien costume is incredible! I envy anyone with the time and talent to make stuff like that!

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    TTC #1: July 2018
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    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
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    kpearse99
  • @kpearse99 the soft chocolate chip cookie bars are a favoritr of mine. They're so easy, too! 
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
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    kpearse99melliek0903
  • @kpearse99 omg I love your fall wreath. Soo beautiful and the wine bottles look sooo cute. 👍 
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  • @mindyb2019 thanks, girl!! I love making wreaths!!

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    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    Onto IUI #2...

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  • @kpearse your welcome ❤️  Ya wreaths are super fun to make. Are those flowers in the wreath Dalias? 
  • @mindyb2019 I’m not sure exactly... I was looking for large white flowers at michaels and came across these beauties!

    October Signature Challenge - It's all a bunch of Hocus Pocus:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    Onto IUI #2...

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  • @kpearse99 they look like Dalias which I LOVE ❤️.  I’m almost positive that’s what they are. I had them in my wedding bouquet. There such a beautiful flower. 
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  • I haven't bought yarn in over a month...I feel like I don't even know who I am anymore!!
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
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  • @emeraldduchess haha that made me laugh 😆 
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  • @emeraldduchess I feel like I need one of those boards I can put up “it’s been X days since I last bought yarn”. Current answer is like 10, so I feel like I’m doing pretty good! 😂
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  • @mvt2003 damn you, Michaels and your constant flood of 40% off coupons!
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    TTC #1: July 2018
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    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
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    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
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    mvt2003mindyb2019
  • @emeraldduchess I’ve got to start using up what I have at home 😬 I’ll probably start an “orphan skein” Afghan this fall or winter. If MH ever figures out how much I actually own that will be the end of yarn purchases for me for a while 😂
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  • mindyb2019mindyb2019
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    I haven’t been feeling too well and have a sore throat so thought I would make me and DH some homemade chicken noodle soup and bread and butter for dinner tonight.... it’s just what I needed. 🍲



    emeraldduchessinthewoods23krystrist2014
  • I made this on Sunday and it was amazing! https://belleofthekitchen.com/2016/04/13/mississippi-pot-roast/

    I had to get up crazy early for my Peapod delivery, so I got it in the crockpot at 6am (the roast was still frozen, it hadn't defrosted enough so I was panicked!), and it was fall-apart delicious by 4pm. We ate it with green beans because keto life, but it would have been amazing with mashed potatoes! Also, I added 2 tbsp of the pepperoncini brine and it was perfect!
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  • @emeraldduchess please remind me I do not need any more yarn and therefore I should not go out and buy the yarn specifically to make this. https://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2019/10/crochet-gingerbread-house.html 
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    meri-macemeraldduchess
  • I am making these for a present for DH's teenage cousins. They are super easy and are a lovely way to spend an evening. Pop on some Jimmy Carr and knit :smile:
    https://www.smallfriendly.com/small-friendly/2016/01/free-knitting-pattern-chunky-slouchy-leg-warmers.html

    @mvt2003 You always need more more yarn!
    @emeraldduchess Blasphemy (about the coupon) :tongue: I love bamboo needles so those coupons are a gift!
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  • @meri-mac I love those!!! 
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  • @mvt2003 I am looking at that gingerbread house and trying to figure out how I can knit one!!
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
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    mvt2003krystrist2014
  • @emeraldduchess I would think you could knit it in pieces and sew it together, right? 
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    krystrist2014
  • @mvt2003 that's what I'm thinking. *runs to Ravelry to find a pattern*
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
    TTGP October Signature Challenge: Hocus Pocus, Betches!




    mvt2003meri-mac
  • @mindyb2019 did you use a specific recipe for your chicken noddle soup? All of the recipes I come across have flavor. I heard that Panera has good chicken noddle soup. I should try looking up a copy cat recipe. 
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  • @blackgirlmagic no I don’t use a specific recipe. I just use it from my head and make it from scratch and add from their till it’s to my liking. What’s Panera? Never heard of that. 
  • @mindyb2019 it’s a franchise restaurant, Panera bread. They have delicious bagels and their sandwiches are not bad either. https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/home.html
    Married: August 2012
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    krystrist2014
  • @blackgirlmagic I used to LOVE Panera's chicken noodle soup and then they changed the noodles to make it healthier and now it tastes so damn bland!  :(
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    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


  • @ramzlau that strudel looks awesome!

    I am thinking about making this scarf but I've never worked with lace weight silk yarn before. Am I in for a world of frustration here?

    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
    TTGP October Signature Challenge: Hocus Pocus, Betches!




    mvt2003meri-macbluetickgalramzlau
  • @emeraldduchess Ooooooh that's so pretty!!!!! In my opinion, it will probably be a bit easier than you might expect (because that lace pattern looks fairly low-key), it will just take quite a while because the yarn is so thin. It will also not look like anything until you block it, which adds both to the nerves of knitting it but also the satisfaction once it's complete! 

    We've decided to go to the New England Fiber Festival in a couple of weeks, I'm also feeling the itch for a lacy shawl, so I might be joining you in lace making this winter!!!! 
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    meri-macramzlau
  • @mvt2003 I have never blocked any of my knitting, let alone something made with silk. Not even sure I have the space or proper tools! 😳 Most of what I make is simple scarves, hats, and blankets that don't need it. 
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
    TTGP October Signature Challenge: Hocus Pocus, Betches!




  • @emeraldduchess I love blocking - it's almost magical! I actually need a new set of blocking mats, because I had been using the mats we bought and hadn't used for our home gym floor, but then MH took them back and is using them as a gym floor so I'm out of luck! I steam block and it's super easy! I know some people pin the work to their beds to let it dry, but I just can't get behind that practice! I want NOTHING wet on my mattress EVER. 
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  • I have a sickness and it's called having too many projects going at once. I'm working on a crocheted shawl for myself, the cross stitch for my SiL for Christmas, always working on squares for the aran knit afghan, I have a crocheted afghan I've been working on since last winter that I put away for the summer because it's too hot for the summer, I have 2 knit blankets going currently with no recipients in mind, AND I just cast on the second sock for a pair I've been working on from stash yarn last night.

    I realized I have a fair amount of medical appointments coming up and all of my projects are too large to carry around or too fiddly to stop in the middle of a row, so OF COURSE I need a sock to work on, right?! Someone stop me from starting a sweater please! :D 
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    bluetickgalramzlau
  • I think we can all appreciate this.

    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    HyCoSy: all clear! Moving on to testing for RPL
    TTGP October Signature Challenge: Hocus Pocus, Betches!




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